Brett Gardner, the longest-tenured Yankees player, debuted in 2008 and won a World Series in 2009.
Though he and the Yankees haven't won a World Series since, he's optimistic in their chances in 2019.
"I think we're better this year than we were (in 2018)," Gardner told reporters on Thursday morning. "Obviously the season hasn't started. But at this point, I think we've got a better group of guys in place than we've had -- maybe than I've ever seen."